Do new printers come with cartridges? Many first-time printer buyers ask this question. The short answer is – yes.
Most printers do include cartridges in the box with your printer but it is important to note, the majority of cartridges that are included are called “starter” cartridges. These “starter” cartridges are intended to get your printer up and running. They have a smaller amount of ink than a standard yield cartridge, and will probably last for a couple of weeks if you print occasionally, so expect to order a new set of ink relatively soon.
TonerDen has found that with a cheap printer (under $200), the average cost per page using black ink is 5.5 cents and the average cost per page in color is 8.9 cents. However, a more expensive printer (more than $200) typically yields lower costs per page – 3.9 cents using black ink and 8.3 cents using color ink.